Not sure on the laws Mikey, but I do travel with mine often as well. I dont have a permit, but i keep it in a locked box, seperate from bullets and all that. I just feel much cozier knowing I have it, mainly depending on where I am camping at.
I feel much better just knowing that if I ever needed my gun it is there close by. I keep it out of sight and out of mind (and away from the grandkids when they are around) but in todays world you never know. I work offshore and am in Trinidad but headed for Rio de Jinero next week. Being gone alot I like to know my wife has Sam Colt staying with her when I am away.